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Thai protesters call at foreign embassies

English.news.cn   2014-03-06 17:44:59

BANGKOK, March 6 (Xinhua) -- A group of Thai anti-government protesters on Thursday marched to a number of foreign embassies in the capital Bangkok and submitted letters to clarify the country's current political situation.

These protesters, known as the Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand, called at the embassies of China, Britain, the United States and Japan successively.

In the Thai-English letters, the protesters explained why they were pressing for the resignation of the caretaker government and accused the so-called "Thaksin regime" of severe corruption that has caused great damage.

It is reported that the protesters also planned to visit the French, Russian and German embassies as well as offices of foreign news agencies.

Chalerm Yubamrung, chief of the government-run Center for Maintaining Peace and Order, on Thursday offered to talk personally with protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban at the latter's residence.

But Chalerm added the talks would not happen if Suthep insisted that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should resign first.

Yingluck on Thursday arrived at the northeastern province of Sakon Nakhon, where she presided over a meeting aimed at seeking solutions to the spreading drought in the northeast. The meeting was attended by the governors of a number of drought-hit provinces.

Reportedly, she is expected to return to Bangkok on the weekend.

Yingluck is due to give her testimony on March 14 to the National Anti-Corruption Commission on the charges of negligence of duty pertaining to the rice-pledging scheme.

But the prime minister is to request a postponement in testifying because more time is needed to prepare documents, the chief of her legal team was quoted by the Nation newspaper as saying on Thursday.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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